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Police Impostors Rob Medical Marijuana Patient

September 30, 2014  | 

Photo: Maine State Police Facebook
Photo: Maine State Police Facebook

Police say they have several leads to follow after posting images of three men impersonating law enforcement officers — two dressed in black SWAT team gear and one wearing a sheriff's office uniform and armed with a handgun — wanted for robbing a local medical marijuana patient in Maine, reports the Bangor Daily News.

The trio went to the Winterport property, the location of which police are not releasing to protect the identity of the landowner, wearing clothing impersonating law enforcement personnel at about 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 21, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, in a Monday press release.

After getting into a verbal confrontation with the landowner, the men grabbed an armful of mature marijuana plants and took off running.

The faces of two of the three men, including the armed man who is wearing a sheriff's office shirt, are clearly visible in surveillance camera images released Monday afternoon by State Police. Investigators believe he is carrying a semi-automatic handgun.

The suspects could face multiple charges, including, felony robbery, felony theft, impersonating an officer, and criminal trespass.

Comments (3)

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kevCopAz @ 9/30/2014 7:28 PM

ohhh I thought we were told crime would decrease once pot was sold legally? OMG was that just as much a lie as the need for medical MJ for the "sick" under 32 y/o folks that suffer from non life threatening illnesses? This whole legal pot thing wads a scam and everyone with any sense knows it. I hope we find out the true stats on robberies burglaries thefts, shoplifting and violence related to "legal" pot use and saleā€¦.bet the news media and the "legal" states hid ethos estate from us. watch I bet you! They already played down the over estimated "tax income" in CO. The true "income was way, way below the estimates. Further, what are the REAL costs increased due to legal pot? Regulation, medical costs, costs to the fabric of society and what is the pot use amoung under 18? More stats that will never be heard or under reported. I hope Wa and CO crime rate climbs and the death toll from MJ use in DUI raises so much that they change their minds, DUI are already up but not reported.

TheRookie @ 9/30/2014 10:29 PM

The federal gov't is basically refusing to enforce their own laws due to Erik` von With-Holder @ Dept. of No-Justice orders. When any smoking product is allowed to be produced commercially it's in their best interest to add carcinogens, also. And civilian L.E. can only guess what they are spraying on & adding to the cannabis being grown. This is getting these users highly addicted like any other drug does. It's going to get worse before it gets better. Not only do the Men/Women in Uniform have to watch their backs on the street, but now have to with the new style of PC Administrators. Tough job these days. Tough job.

Dan @ 10/2/2014 1:51 PM

It's pretty clear that the two baffoons posting comments before me don't work with the industry at all. Shut up unless you have some knowledge about the situation.

KevCopaz - death toll from marijuana? You truely are stupid. Please don't procreate.

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